Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Empire Star by Samuel R. Delany

Empire Star (original 1965; edition 1983)

by Samuel R. Delany (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2233101,681 (3.66)16
Title:Empire Star
Authors:Samuel R. Delany (Author)
Info:Bantam (1983), 132 pages
Collections:Paperback SF/F/H

Work Information

Empire Star by Samuel R. Delany (1965)


Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 16 mentions

Showing 3 of 3
Read as part of 'Babel 17/Empire Star' trade p/b omnibus ( )
  fmc712 | Feb 18, 2021 |
Second book by Samuel Delany, second book I positively adore. Thoroughly impressive, I don't think I've highlighted this much in any book in the past year, and it's a really short book at that. Describing it wouldn't do it justice, and so soon after reading it, I can't even try. ( )
  _rixx_ | May 24, 2020 |
Este livro é verdadeiramente complexo, simplex e multiplex pois o fim e o início sobre a forma de libertação dum povo construtor de mundos destruídos "Lll" faz parte do plano dum pequeno rapaz simplex que não sabe quantas pessoas vai influenciar por ir a Empire Star, o centro da galáxia onde o presente, o passado e o futuro que há-de acontecer se interligam, permitindo a quem lá estar controlar o Universo. Muito bom ( )
  bruc79 | Jul 31, 2015 |
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (1 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Samuel R. Delanyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gaughan, JackCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Being set on the idea
Of getting to Atlantis,
You have discovered of course
Only the Ship of Fools is
Making the voyage this year,
As gales of abnormal force
Are predicted, and that you
Must, therefore, be ready to
Behave absurdly enough
To pass for one of The Boys,
At least appearing to love
Hard liquor, horseplay and noise.

--W.H. Auden
. . . truth is a point of view about things.
--Marcel Proust
First words
He had:
a waist-length braid of blond hair;
a body that was brown and slim and looked like a cat's, they said, when he curled up, half asleep in the flicker of the Field Keeper's fire at New Cycle;
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
This is 'Empire Star' by itself. The work was ALSO published as part of Ace Double M-139 (Empire Star / The Tree Lord of Imeten); this work should NOT be combined with that one.

LibraryThing's system is the one combining the double and the regular book.
Publisher's editors
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


No library descriptions found.

Book description
Comet Jo had a body that was brown and slim and looked like a cat's, and on his left hand were sharp brass claws with which he had already killed three wild kepards and a boy his own age. He also had a propensity for wandering, and this was to lead him on an adventure spanning uncounted light-years of space and incalculable spans of time, to free a race of beings upon whom the civilizations of the stars depended.

Along the way he would meet: the strange multiplex consciousness called Jewel; the beautiful, soul-burdened space traveler San Severin; a creature known as the Lump, who was half-alien, half-machine; Ni Ty Lee, the suicidal poet of the stars, who lived everyone's life but his own; a young princess of the Galactic Empire, fresh from Miss Perrypicker's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies ...

And finally he would meet - himself. A thousand times, or perhaps more.
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links


Average: (3.66)
2 4
2.5 1
3 14
3.5 6
4 14
5 10

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 173,692,228 books! | Top bar: Always visible